On server allocation in multiple center manufacturing systems. (English) Zbl 0645.90034

The problem of allocating a given number of identical servers among the work centers of a manufacturing system is studied. The problem is formulated as a nonlinear integer program of allocating servers in a closed queueing network to maximize throughput. Closed means that the number of parts circulated within the system is maintained constant. A search algorithm is developed to obtain an optimal allocation of servers.
Reviewer: R.Beedgen


90B30 Production models
90B22 Queues and service in operations research
90C10 Integer programming
90C90 Applications of mathematical programming
90C30 Nonlinear programming
60K25 Queueing theory (aspects of probability theory)
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